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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #600 on: January 25, 2017, 10:04:24 PM »
Been following this for a while and got to say its very impressive work! I struggle with the tracks in simple plastic model kits of tanks! Looking forward to the finished article  :)
Thanks! Glad to have you along for the ride!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #601 on: January 25, 2017, 10:49:06 PM »
Here is the main frame with a coat of paint, going to let it cure up overnight before reassembling it to the tracks, which got some touchup after all the rework with the roller chains...




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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #602 on: January 26, 2017, 02:59:28 AM »
Holy cow, Chris! That last picture shows just how long this Lombard is going to be. Looks good!

One thing that has really stood out to me in the videos of the full size Lombard, is just how spindly the skies look in front. They look out of proportion and seem to washout on the turns. No wonder the steerer wanted a clear path to be able to jump!  :help:

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #603 on: January 26, 2017, 03:23:15 AM »
Holy cow, Chris! That last picture shows just how long this Lombard is going to be. Looks good!

One thing that has really stood out to me in the videos of the full size Lombard, is just how spindly the skies look in front. They look out of proportion and seem to washout on the turns. No wonder the steerer wanted a clear path to be able to jump!  :help:

Jim
When done it will be approx. 30 inches long, when the skids are on the front - with wheels mounted a little shorter (the wheels go in place of the skids on the same axle).
In some of the videos on snow, you can see how much understeer it has, the driver is having to crank the skids around quite a bit more to get it to turn sharper.

Tree.... um, Tree... Sam, its a TREE!!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #604 on: January 26, 2017, 11:46:54 AM »
Still looking great Chris. A truly unique model and the detail is just amazing!!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #605 on: January 26, 2017, 06:01:37 PM »
Damn Dog, do you sleep? You just keep spitting out more and more parts.   :stickpoke: You know Santa could use a fellow like you in his work shop.  :lolb:
Just amazing work Chris.

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #606 on: January 26, 2017, 08:57:56 PM »
Damn Dog, do you sleep? You just keep spitting out more and more parts.   :stickpoke: You know Santa could use a fellow like you in his work shop.  :lolb:
Just amazing work Chris.

Don  :popcorn:

Yeah, well, actually, I used to work for Santa...

Till I hired away some of his elves to work in my own shop. Long story short, big fight, lots of Ho-Ho-ing, elf shoes flying all over, reindeer with a bloody nose (yes, it was Rudolph), very ugly scene....
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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #607 on: January 26, 2017, 09:01:28 PM »
Today I got the steering gear and front axle/wheels modeled up in 3D. They look a little odd with the small wheels, but the wheels were only used to transport the hauler in the off season, they were not used when hauling logs, and they need to have an axle height that matches the height of the snow skids. For the changeover, just the skids were taken off and replaced with the wheels, everything else stays in place. I still need to model the skids up.

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #608 on: January 26, 2017, 09:19:16 PM »

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Yeah, well, actually, I used to work for Santa...

Till I hired away some of his elves to work in my own shop. Long story short, big fight, lots of Ho-Ho-ing, elf shoes flying all over, reindeer with a bloody nose (yes, it was Rudolph), very ugly scene....
 :Lol:
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Too funny, that made my day!!

Bill

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #609 on: January 26, 2017, 10:04:34 PM »


Yeah, well, actually, I used to work for Santa...

Till I hired away some of his elves to work in my own shop. Long story short, big fight, lots of Ho-Ho-ing, elf shoes flying all over, reindeer with a bloody nose (yes, it was Rudolph), very ugly scene....
 :Lol:

Too funny, that made my day!!

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #610 on: January 26, 2017, 10:07:47 PM »
Just got the frame assembled onto the tracks, including the suspension springs. Once again, the flat black makes the pictures tough, had to play with lighting and do a little editing to get them to show...






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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #611 on: January 26, 2017, 11:13:58 PM »
Straight spur gear steering.... that's purely the Armstrong system!! :ThumbsDown: :ThumbsDown:

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #612 on: January 27, 2017, 01:18:15 AM »
Straight spur gear steering.... that's purely the Armstrong system!! :ThumbsDown: :ThumbsDown:

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #613 on: January 27, 2017, 02:29:38 AM »
We didn't have a vehicle with power steering until about 1964. And a lot of folks didn't, so "Armstrong Steering" was a well understood thing....

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Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #614 on: January 27, 2017, 02:31:52 AM »
Chris-

I have been silently following along.  This is such a cool project and the build is going at such a blistering pace.  It's the Shay all over again.  Much respect.

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